Bellingham Admin | 04/25/2011 | Insider Blogs |   

Place to Play #7: Carl Cozier

Spring is finally trying to emerge (well, not today, but it was Friday and Saturday!) so we decided to hit another Place to Play.  This time, it was #7: Carl Cozier.  Carl Cozier is the elementary school across from our Visitor Information Center, and the park is located between the school and Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.  As you can see, my kids were off and running before I could stop them. One of the great things about this playground is that it's got play equipment for all ages.  There's the "big kid" part, marked ages 6-12 (you can see it in the photo above), and a littler kid area for the 5 and under crowd.  My boys are only 3, but don't tell them that this monster the slide was intended for kids over the age of 6!  Here's the little kid play area.

They've got other equipment for your budding gymnast, such as this curved balance beam (there are also bars) and fun variations of monkey bars, such as the one below with "steering wheel" type gadgets that move as you traverse.

They've got a nice big swing set, too, that I didn't get a photo of.

Behind the park is a large grassy field and a baseball diamond, and if school's not in session, there's another playground just behind the school with a large paved area (great for riding bikes), some tether-ball posts (BYOBall, though) and other various climbing structures.

All in all, it's a great park with a lot of options.  And if your kids like the syrupy goodness that is a Slurpee, we like to stop by 7-11 on Lakeway Drive on a beautiful day like Friday was and finish our day with a brain freeze.


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